The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.57% 1.94% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.78% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £356 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £301 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £34.00 £33.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +1.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 395 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.47% 69.66% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 237 113
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 42
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.92% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.13 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -1 2 £375 - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 19 (79.17%) Java
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) J2EE
4 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) OO
4 10 (41.67%) Content Management
5 9 (37.50%) FatWire
6 8 (33.33%) XML
6 8 (33.33%) B2C
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) CMS
7 7 (29.17%) HTML
7 7 (29.17%) HTML5
8 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (25.00%) Ajax
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) CSS
8 6 (25.00%) JSP
8 6 (25.00%) Ant
8 6 (25.00%) UNIX
8 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (25.00%) XHTML
8 6 (25.00%) RAD
8 6 (25.00%) IBM
9 5 (20.83%) RUP
9 5 (20.83%) Software AG
9 5 (20.83%) webMethods
9 5 (20.83%) Validation

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) CMS
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (12.50%) JBoss
4 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
4 1 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Ant
2 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Legal
3 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Local Government
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) CMS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) J2EE
2 8 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) HTML5
4 6 (25.00%) Ajax
4 6 (25.00%) XHTML
4 6 (25.00%) CSS
4 6 (25.00%) JSP
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) Java EE
6 3 (12.50%) XSD
7 2 (8.33%) Web Services
8 1 (4.17%) WebCenter
8 1 (4.17%) WSDL
8 1 (4.17%) Middleware
8 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
8 1 (4.17%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Content Management
2 10 (41.67%) OO
3 8 (33.33%) B2C
4 6 (25.00%) RAD
5 5 (20.83%) RUP
5 5 (20.83%) Validation
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) SEO
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
8 2 (8.33%) Information Management
8 2 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Use Case
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) FQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) FatWire
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.83%) Software AG
3 5 (20.83%) webMethods
4 2 (8.33%) AccuRev
5 1 (4.17%) Terracotta
5 1 (4.17%) Facebook
5 1 (4.17%) Twitter
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Vignette
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
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